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CONTENT


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ABOUT ME

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MY PASSIONS / OBJECTIVES / AMBITIONS

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CURICULUM VITAE

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PROJECT LOGO

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NUMBERS

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INTRO

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STEP 1 / MONTE ROSA

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STEP 2 / MONT BLANC

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STEP 3 / GRAN PARADISO

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OUTCOME

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WHAT I NEED

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ABOUT ME I am a Czech mountaineer and runner and have lived in Chamonix since 2011. With a background in athletics I have always been passionate about moving fast in the mountains and recently I scaled the 3 Monts route on Mont Blanc in 2hrs10min. Participating in Vertical KM races and working on the Aiguille du Midi lift at an altitude of 3842m has given me perfect preparation and acclimatization for high altitude endurance challenges.


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BSc MARTIN ZHOR +33 638 77 12 56 martinzhor@hotmail.com czech 05 / 04 / 1981 / 37 y.o. / 35 Chemin des Fecleries, 74400, Chamonix, France


EMPLOYMENT March 2018 - present Sports coach Chamonix, France Brief desription - working with top and recreational athletes; providing evidence - based training plans. Integrating knowledge of biomechanics and physiology and applying it to the specific sport

February 2012 - present Operating agent Compagnie Mont Blanc - Aiguille du Midi / Chamonix, France Brief desription - Performing various duties around this high-altitude site; facilitating access to the clients and helping them deal with the high altitude (3842m). Member of the team building rope-access system to facilitate approach to the Mont Blanc glacier.

EDUCATION September 2014 - April 2018 Bachelor of Science Manchester Metropolitan University / Crewe Campus, UK First Class Honours degree in Excercise and Sport Science. Theory of physiology, biomenchanics and psychology applied to sport. The topic choice for my Bachelor thesis was “Faster acclimatization“. Its focus was on mechanisms of acclimatization, specifically faster acclimatization upon re-ascent.

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MY PASSIONS / Mountaineering / Alpine running / Splitboarding / Ice climbing / Sport climbing

MY OBJECTIVES 2018 / Three Summits Project / Mont Blanc (3 Monts Route) sub 2 hours / Climb 7C+ sport route

2019 / Big mountain skiing (new lines and linkups in the alps) / High altitude expedition: experience > 6000 m altitude

test my abilities in greater ranges

/ Study a research master program in altitude physiology

MY AMBITIONS / Great things happen when men and mountains meet / Being a goal-oriented person i always look for new challenges / Mountains give me the opportunity to explore myself


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1 DAY 3 COUNTRIE 3 HIGHEST 89 KM IN DIS 9000 METERS A


ES SUMMITS STANCE ALTITUDE 13


INTRO 10th September 2018. 24 hours, 3 mythical mountains and 1 athlete - a unique mixture for a perfect adventure. In September 2018 I will attempt one the biggest challenges of my life to date. Monte Rosa, Mont Blanc and Gran Paradiso are the highest peaks of the three alpine countries and present a climbing challenge on their own for most people. The idea of climbing all 3 within 1 day at first seemed unlikely but careful logistical planning showed that this is not an impossible dream. With a total ascent of 9000m, the quest will follow the normal routes from Zermatt, Les Houches and Le Pont, driving between each starting point. The project will be attemted in the first half of September depending on weather conditions.

MONT BLA 4,807 m FRANCE


MONTE ROSA 4,634 m SWITZERLAND

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GRAN PARADISO 4,061 m ITALY

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STEP 1 / MONTE ROSA Logical way to start the project with this summit. It hopefully helps to avoid afternoon traffic between Zermatt and Valius plus traffic over Col de Montes area. Run up to Riffelberg / 2565 m, over to Monter Rosa Hut / 2882 m up to normal route to Dufourspitze / 4634 m via west ridge. Descent down the same route. I will then have my bike ready to get from Zermatt to Täsch. My friend with a car will be waiting for me there and drive me to Les Houches. Estimated drive time 2:15 - 2:30 h gives me time to refill water and nutriens, quick massage and nap.

Zermatt Zermatt

GENERAL INFORMATION ST. MAURITIUS CHURCH / ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND DUFOURSPITZE 0:00 / 10th SEPTEMBER 2018 8:00 / 10th SEPTEMBER 2018


1600 - 4634 m / ~ 3034 m Monte Rosa

Monte Rosa Hut

Riffelberg

ROUTE PLAN RIFFELBERG MONTE ROSA HUT DUFOURSPITZE

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STEP 2 / MONT BLANC The safiest and the most logical way from the Chamonix valley up to the summit in autumn conditions. From Les Houches church up the Les Lanchers Ridge to Col du Mont Lachat where I start to follow the TMB railway up to Nid d‘Aigle. Continue up to Tete Rousse, cross the Grand Couloir. From Aiguille de Gouter normal route continues up to Dome du Gouter, Vallot Hut, and then up to the Vosses Ridge to join the Mont Blanc Summit.

Chamonix Chamonix

Descent the same route. My friend will drive me from Les Houches throught Mont Blanc Tunnel to Le Pon in Valsavarenche. Estimated drive time 1:30 h.

GENERAL INFORMATION LES HOUCHES CHURCH / CHAMONIX, FRANCE MONT BLANC 10:30 / 10th SEPTEMBER 2018 18:00 / 10th SEPTEMBER 2018

Les Ho


ouches

1011 - 4810 m / ~ 3800 m Mont Blanc

Aig. du Gouter

Nid d´Aigle

LesLanchers Ridge

ROUTE PLAN LES LANCHERS RIDGE NID D´AIGLE AIGUILLE DU GOUTER MONT BLANC SUMMIT 19


STEP 3 / GRAN PARADISO Start at Le Pont / 1960 m up to Rifugio Vittoro Emanuele / 2735 m. Then up the normal route on the Gran Paradiso Glacier. Descent viea the same route. Arriving to Le Pont will be the end point of the link up.

GENERAL INFORMATION LE PONT / ITALY GRAN PARADISO 20:00 / 10th SEPTEMBER 2018 23:59 / 10th SEPTEMBER 2018


1960 - 4061 m / ~ 2100 m Gran Paradiso

Gran Paradiso glacier

Rif. Vittorio Emanuele

Le Pont

ROUTE PLAN LE PONT RIFUGIO VITTORIO EMANUELE GRAN PARADISO GLACIER GRAN PARADISO 21


OUTCOME PHOTOS DEVICE: SONY A7S, MAVIC PRO (drone), GO PRO PHOTOGRAPHER: PÄR HANSSON DEVICE: GO PRO PHOTOGRAPHER: MARTIN ZHOR

SHORT MOVIE DEVICE: SONY A7, SONY A6000, MAVIC PRO (drone), GO PRO MOVIE MAKER: JAKE HOLLAND SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE INSTAGRAM / FACEBOOK BLOGGING POSTING UPDATES OF MY PREPARATION AND LIVE COVERAGE DURING THE PROJECT

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WHAT I NEED CLOTHING 1/ LIGHTWEIGHT FUNCTIONAL CLOTHES IN 3 SETS ADAPTED TO ALPINE ENVIRONMENT GEAR 1/ LIGHTWEIGHT BACKPACK WITH HYDRATION SYSTEM 2/ LIGHT HARNESS, CRAMPONS, ICE AXE, POLES 3/ LIGHT SHOES ADAPTED TO RUNNING AND ALPINE TERAIN NUTRITION 1/ ENERGY GELS, BARS 2/ ELECTROLYTES 3/ CARBONHYDRATE DRINKS

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Martin Zhor / Three Summits Project  

10th September 2018. 24 hours, 3 mythical mountains and 1 athlete - a unique mixture for a perfect adventure. In September 2018 I will att...

Martin Zhor / Three Summits Project  

10th September 2018. 24 hours, 3 mythical mountains and 1 athlete - a unique mixture for a perfect adventure. In September 2018 I will att...

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